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Wed
12
Dec

County votes to work with city on EMS plan

Nearly a year after deciding to end its ownership/management role of providing countywide ambulance service, county commissioners voted Monday to begin negotiating an interlocal agreement with the City of Aurora regarding a fire-based EMS plan.

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Wed
12
Dec

Friesen applauds effort to control local spending

Sen. Curt Friesen told District 34 constituents Saturday that the ambulance debate now unfolding in Hamilton County is an example of how local governing boards can control spending, adding that he is disappointed to see that debate draw negative reaction aimed at elected officials rather than the issue itself.

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Wed
12
Dec

County hears report on gravel gradation, samples are good

Roads superintendent K.C. Pawling approached the county board Monday to discuss the results of the gravel gradation test completed upon request.
“We’ve been hearing a lot of concerns about the quality of the gravel that we purchase from the gravel pits,” Pawling began. “The gravel pits being Overland out of Central City, Hooker Brothers out of Grand Island and then also Island Landhandlers out of Grand Island.”
Pawling continued, explaining that the gradation test is used to test material by having gravel pass through different sieves to determine size.

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Wed
12
Dec

Cross of Christ growing in size as well as church facilities

With a growing number of worshipers, Cross of Christ is currently expanding to accommodate by adding new classrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and an office -- where Jazzercise used to be located.
According to Pastor Tim Wells it was approximately 10 years ago when a few people got together and started talking about forming a new church. After a lot of back and forth the first two years, Cross of Christ was officially recognized as a congregation eight years ago.

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Wed
12
Dec

American Red Cross helps train volunteers

The American Red Cross is another entity of the Heartland United Way that serves residents of Hamilton County.
According to Rachelle Lipker, executive director serving central and western Nebraska, the American Red Cross has been serving people in need at a local level since 1917 after receiving a congressional charter in 1900.
“To this day we are tasked by the federal government by providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world,” she said.

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Wed
12
Dec

Third annual book signing welcomes Nebraska authors

A parallel to the usual calm, quiet and cozy nature of Susan’s Bookstore on the square, Saturday’s Nebraska Authors Book Signing event brought a wide array of new faces to town.
Each of the 16 authors from around the state gathered inside, placed among stacks of books and nearly elbow to elbow with each other. None seemed to mind though, as they happily chatted amongst themselves and to visitors who stopped in to catch relief from the cold morning air. The event welcomed any and all to a festive atmosphere, with a warm cup of coffee and even warmer conversation buzzing inside.

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Tue
11
Dec

Ugly sweater contest

Holiday spirit was in the air Friday as a crowd of more than 150 Edgerton Explorit Center supporters enjoyed a Christmas-themed fundraiser. Winners in the event's "ugly sweater" contest included, from left, Sue Deininger, Jeremy and Sara LaBrie, and Kurt Johnson.

Sun
09
Dec

Town hall meeting draws big crowd

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen spoke at a town hall meeting in Aurora Saturday which drew a crowd of nearly 100 people to the Bremer Center. The topic of the day was property taxes, which led Friesen to comment on the current ambulance debate now going on in Aurora. County commissioner Gregg Kremer also spoke on the topic. For coverage, see this week's ANR.

Sat
08
Dec

Community celebrates Edgerton Center mission

Friday's Edgerton Expolorit Center fundraiser draws a huge crowd as community supports hands-on science center's mission. Rare Doc Edgerton print was one of many items auctioned off. For details on Friday's event, see this week's ANR.

Fri
07
Dec

Sen. Friesen to host town hall meeting Saturday

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen will host a town hall meeting focused on the property tax issue and related subjects Saturday at the Bremer Center in Aurora beginning at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

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